Colonel Jeffrey B. Westphal is a Deputy Director for CAPSTONE, National Defense University, Fort McNair, District of Columbia. The CAPSTONE program prepares general and flag officers to effectively operate in joint and interagency settings.
Colonel Westphal graduated and received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999. He is a career Security Forces officer, and has served in a variety of staff and command assignments, including command of a corrections organization, an air mobility control unit during deployed contingency operations, a Security Forces squadron, and the defense forces (base law enforcement and security) at multiple installations. His previous staff assignments include two Air Force major commands, a center, an Army brigade headquarters, a joint task force, a combined joint task force and a combatant command. Additionally, Colonel Westphal is a fully qualified Political-Military Affairs Strategist, previously assigned to US Africa Command as Chief, Office of Security Cooperation, resident at US Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, with concurrent responsibility at US Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, performing duty as a Foreign Area Officer.
Prior to assuming his current duties, Colonel Westphal served concurrently as the Deputy Director, CJ36 Security and Protection, the Command Antiterrorism Officer, and the Deputy Joint Security Coordinator, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, planning, integrating, and executing protection operations across the Iraq-Syria Combined Joint Operations Area. This included operating the US Central Command Joint Security Coordination Center (CJTF-OIR), the Coalition’s Personnel Recovery Coordination Cell, and the command’s Mission Assurance Assessment Team, as well as air and missile defense, to include integrating all counter-unmanned aerial system efforts.